Copycat Baked Applebee's Mozzarella Sticks

Copycat Baked Applebees Mozzarella Sticks


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This copycat recipe is perfect for party appetizers or after school snacks!

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

2 hour preparation + 7 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 quart oil
  • 1 16 oz. package of mozzarella cheese sticks
  • vegetable oil spray
  • Foil

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In a shallow bowl, mix the milk and eggs well. In another shallow bowl, mix the flour, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.

Cut each mozzarella stick in half, forming 2-inch sticks. In this specific order dip each mozzarella stick into the egg-wash and then the dry ingredients bowl, making sure the sticks are fully coated.

Place the coated cheese sticks onto a large plate, forming one layer and cover with foil. Freeze the sticks for about two hours.

When the sticks are firm, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. On a vegetable-spray coated cookie sheet, arrange the sticks so that they form one layer on the pan, and then coat the sticks with vegetable oil spray.

Bake the sticks for 7 minutes, or until the coating forms a crispy brown crust.

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